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1-10 of 89 results in BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
After decades of turmoil and trauma, the Brezhnev era brought stability and an unprecedented rise in living standards to the Soviet Union, enabling ordinary people to enjoy modern consumer goods on an entirely new scale. This book analyses the politics and economics of the state’s efforts to...
Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge
Dimensions of Security Under Putin
After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in...
Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge
This book explores the reinterpretations of Poland’s past which have been undertaken by Polish national and local elites since the fall of communism. It focuses on remembrance practices and traces the de-commemorating of communism to examine the ways in which collective remembering and forgetting...
Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge
As a new president takes power in Russia, this book provides an analysis of the changing relationship between control of Russian television media and presidential power during the tenure of President Vladimir Putin. It argues that the conflicts within Russia’s political and economic elites, and...
Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge
Policy and Government in the Soviet Union, 1953–64
This book presents a new picture of the politics, economics and process of government in the Soviet Union under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. Based in large part on original research in recently declassified archive collections, the book examines the full complexity of government, including...
Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge
Unlike other books on civil society in Russia which argue that Russia’s civil society is relatively weak, and that democratisation in Russia went into reverse following Vladimir Putin’s coming to power, this book contends that civil society in Russia is developing in a distinctive way. It shows...
Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge
The study of Soviet youth has long lagged behind the comprehensive research conducted on Western European youth culture. In an era that saw the emergence of youth movements of all sorts across Europe, the Soviet Komsomol was the first state-sponsored youth organization, in the first communist...
Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge
Dissidents, Democratisation and Radical Nationalism in Russia
During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat...
Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge
The Ukrainian parliament, 1990-2003
This book examines the development of the Ukrainian parliament - the Verkhovna Rada - from before Ukraine's independence in 1991 to the present. It shows how the parliament transformed itself from a provincial republican Soviet to the national legislature of a sovereign state and from a nominal,...
Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge
Nearly twenty years after the collapse of socialism, the countries of post-socialist Eastern Europe have experienced divergent trajectories of political development. This book looks at why this is the case, based on the assumption that societies, or social orders, can be distinguished by the extent...
Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge
Small-Town Russia: Postcommunist Livelihoods and Identities: A Portrait of the Intelligentsia in Achit, Bednodemyanovsk and Zubtsov, 1999-2000
To Be Published June 19th 2013
Soviet Economic Management Under Khrushchev: The Sovnarkhoz Reform
To Be Published June 27th 2013
The Transition to Democracy in Hungary: Árpád Göncz and the Post-Communist Hungarian Presidency
To Be Published July 4th 2013
The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia
To Be Published September 3rd 2013
The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism: The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed
To Be Published November 6th 2013
Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: History, policy and everyday life
To Be Published November 17th 2013
The Making and Breaking of Soviet Lithuania: Memory and Modernity in the Wake of War
To Be Published December 14th 2013
The 2014 Winter Olympics and the Evolution of Putin’s Russia
To Be Published December 29th 2013
Ideologies of Eastness in Central and Eastern Europe
To Be Published December 30th 2013
Managing Russia's Image in the West
To Be Published March 30th 2014